Astrotricha asperifolia F.Muell. ex Klatt

Linnaea 29: 709 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub 0.6–2.5 m high; stems felted or floccose. Leaves narrowly elliptic or narrowly oblanceolate or rarely linear, (25–)40–120 mm long (often much shorter near inflorescence), (1–)4–7(–10) mm wide, obtuse-apiculate or sub-acute, upper surface c. flat or rarely convex, with small granulate protuberances (sometimes very obscure) and very fine wrinkles, distributed c. uniformly over entire surface, or almost smooth, midvein channelled above, indistinct below (usually obscured by indumentum), margins recurved or occasionally almost flat; petiole (0.8–)2–6 mm long. Inflorescence (100–)210–305 mm long; axis felted or closely floccose, rarely glabrescent; bracts linear, 2–3 mm long. Pedicels 3–8 mm long (–10 mm in female phase); petals 2–3 mm long; anthers c. 1.5–2 mm long. Fruit slightly compressed, obloid-ellipsoid to suborbicular, broadest about middle, c. 2.5–3.5 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide, not locellate.


2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

Source: Henwood, M.J.; Makinson, R.O.; Maling, K.L. (1999). Araliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Araliaceae
genus Astrotricha
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Astrotricha asperifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Astrotricha asperifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native